Undergraduate courses

As an undergraduate student of mathematics at Leicester, you will benefit from our supportive, vibrant environment, exceptionally good staff-student ratios and close staff-student ties. You will also be part of a department that is recognised internationally for excellence in research and teaching.

In addition to providing a high standard of teaching, we offer various opportunities to learn outside the classroom - some of our courses feature opportunities to study abroad in the USA or Europe, or to spend a year in industry developing your career prospects. We also offer a wide variety of learning and assessment methods, which means that you can make choices about your own learning experience and the way your degree will be assessed.

We are proud of our outstanding student satisfaction levels, scoring consistently well in the recent years of the National Student Survey (NSS).

Our graduates are employed by a range of top employers across business and finance, education and research, IT and other skilled professions.

Our courses

Mathematics BSc (with optional year in industry or year abroad)
Full-time, 3-4 years | UCAS codes: G100, G101, G103
This is for you if... you are fascinated by the beauty of mathematics and want a thorough understanding of all aspects of mathematics and its applications in our modern world.

Mathematics MMath (with optional year in industry)
Full-time, 4-5 years | UCAS codes: G105, G107
This is for you if... you are fascinated by the beauty of mathematics and want a thorough understanding of all aspects of mathematics and its applications in our modern world, with a view to embarking on a postgraduate research degree.

Mathematics and Actuarial Science BSc (with optional year in industry)
Full-time, 3-4 years | UCAS code: GN1H
This is for you if... you are interested in entering the often lucrative actuarial profession and you have a strong mathematical knowledge and understanding.

Mathematics with Foundation Year BSc (with optional year in industry or year abroad)
Full-time, 4-5 years | UCAS code: G199
This is for you if... you want to study mathematics, but don’t have the traditional entry requirements.

Major/Minor degrees

One for the head. One for the heart. At Leicester, you can create a degree that's built around you. You'll study a core area in depth (Major), while also studying an additional area (Minor).

This is your chance to pair up your Major with a subject that can boost your career prospects or simply explore something you've always been interested in – like a language. Find out more about Major/Minor degrees.

Major in Mathematics BSc
Full-time, 3 years | UCAS code: G111
This is for you if... you would like to combine the study of Mathematics with another subject.

Societies

All students are welcome to join our mathematical society, the Students' Union Mathematics Society (SUMS), and actuarial science students can join the Leicester Actuarial Science Society (LASS).

Year Abroad

Spend your second year studying at one of our partner institutions in the USA, or your third year with one of our partner universities in Europe.

More about Study Abroad

Year in Industry

Between your second and third year, you can take a year out to work in an industrial placement.

More about industrial placements

Student profiles

Hear from some of our students as they reflect on their experiences of studying Mathematics as undergraduates at Leicester.

Hear from our students

Peer support

Find out about our peer support (PS) system, where more experienced students facilitate groups of first year students to support them in their studies.

About peer support

Frequently asked questions

Prospective undergraduate students frequently ask similar questions during their search for a university and a course to suit them. Browse our answers to some questions you might have.

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